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Whom Do You Love? Whom Do Emmy Love?
2007-07-18 21:37
by Jon Weisman

Emmy nominations will be announced starting at 5:40 a.m. Pacific Way Too Early Time. Be there ... in spirit.

2007-07-18 21:42:16
1.   Bob Timmermann
I really only care about the makeup awards for miniseries.
2007-07-18 21:53:12
2.   Jon Weisman
1 - Prosthetic or non-prosthetic?

2007-07-18 21:54:19
3.   Greg Brock
Is there anybody we should be rooting for in particular?
2007-07-18 21:54:45
4.   arbfuldodger
Friday Night Lights,
Friday Night Lights,
Friday Night Lights!!!

Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton & Zach Gilford

2007-07-18 22:00:39
5.   Greg Brock
I would like to see Michael Emerson get a tip of the cap.

Also, Michael C. Hall for Dexter.

Creepy dudes are awesome.

2007-07-19 02:21:10
6.   Ken Arneson
Everybody wants prosthetic foreheads on their real heads.
2007-07-19 07:14:37
7.   Jon Weisman
FNL really got shafted: one directing nomination, nothing else to speak of.

Not to mention The Wire, etc.

2007-07-19 07:30:51
8.   Bob Timmermann
Casting is very important. Without casting, the actors wouldn't know which lines to read.
2007-07-19 09:05:45
9.   Penarol1916
7. That is really awful. That was probably among the top 10 first seasons of a show I've ever seen. And to think, I only started watching the show because Zach Gilford is the son of one of my clients.
2007-07-19 09:54:07
10.   Greg Brock
Boston Legal
Grey's Anatomy

Any person who thinks those shows are better television than Battlestar Galactica should be catapulted into a brick wall. And where is Lost? It was a great season.

2007-07-19 09:56:03
Wow, the Emmies are way off, even for an award show. I agree that Friday Night Lights and The Wire got shafted the most as they were, for me, the best dramas of the last year. (I would hear an argument for Hereos, as it has a broader audience I suppose, but still) I can only guess that Friday Night Lights will gets it due at somepoint, but how does a fourth season show like The Wire get no love? Has The Wire ever won an Emmy or been nominated in the major categories? Someone, please explain, I just dont get it. It has so many ingredients that should make it an "Emmy type drama": its on HBO, its about the legal system, its got a big cast, its uniquely American, etc.

My other beef, more personal perhaps, is that Jack McBrayer who plays Kenneth on 30 Rock should have gotten a nomination. Baldwin is deserving but Kenneth is the character that carries that show. I think there was an interview with Tina Fey where she basically said they had to change the direction of the show, once they realized how good of a character Kenneth was. I totally agree with that decision making and the actor deserves a lot of the credit.

Finally, I think Entourage should be canceled, not given nominations.

2007-07-19 11:13:08
12.   Hythloday
30 Rock went from being mildly amusing to one of the two best comedies on tv once they stopped giving lines to Jane Krakowski. I leave it up for debate whether it is better than The Office. FWIW by the end of the season I found myself looking forward to 30 Rock more than The Office.
2007-07-19 11:30:35
13.   Jon Weisman
12 - It's not better than The Office, but that's no crime.
2007-07-19 12:03:21
14.   Berkeley Doug
The Emmys have proven their complete irrelevance to me by ignoring The Wire, which IMO is by far the best show on TV since it began.
2007-07-19 12:16:38
15.   Berkeley Doug
Was there a better acting performance this year than by the four "younguns" in The Wire? How the show received no nominations is beyond comprehension. As much as I enjoy House and The Sopranos, each and every episode of The Wire is filled with more great moments, acting, etc. than the entire season of those shows.
2007-07-19 13:34:22
16.   GobiasIndustries
Completely agree with you about Dexter. A GREAT actor and just an overall GREAT show.

I totally agree with you about 30 Rock and the Kenneth character especially.
The Office is still one of the best shows on t.v but there were a couple episodes this past season that we're just too over the top and consequently not as funny. I too was looking forward to 30 Rock more than I was looking forward to The Office by the end of the season.

Finally, I think Entourage should be canceled, not given nominations.

One of the lamest shows on ALL of television. I can't stand it and just do not think it is remotely entertaining much less worthy of ANY kind of accolade.

2007-07-19 13:49:02
17.   T Money
I'm in the camp that thought it was a little better than "The Office" (a show I like, but don't revere) during the first half of the season, and a LOT better during the second, when it really seemed to hit its stride.

Typically, the Emmy's aren't even on my radar, but I'm thrilled by this nomination, if only because it may spur NBC to have a little more faith in the show's longterm prospects.

2007-07-19 13:53:23
18.   T Money
Incidentally, what are the rules for Emmy eligibility? Was season two of "Extras" eligible for this go-around? If so, the idea that it was eclipsed by the free-falling "Entourage" feels silly to me.

Perhaps "Extras" wasn't eligible at all, since it was originally produced (and aired first) on the BBC. Anyone know the Emmy bylaws?

2007-07-19 13:54:34
19.   bryanf
No chance Arrested Development can win this time around, right?
2007-07-19 13:56:38
20.   T Money

On closer examination, clearly "Extras" was eligible (just realized that Gervais was nominated for best actor).

Now, I've gotta admit, I've never seen a second of "Two And A Half Men." But I find it awfully hard to believe that it's better than "Extras."

2007-07-19 21:40:49
21.   overkill94
30 Rock better than The Office? I don't think so. It definitely showed promise as a new series, but there were only sporadic laughs from me during each episode. The later episodes with Tracy Morgan being chased by the black whatevers was especially lame.
2007-07-20 09:28:14
22.   Inside Baseball
At last night's Dodger game Tom Hanks, Hillary Swank, and Jonathan Silverman were in attendance. That's two two-time Oscar winners and Jonathan Silverman.
2007-07-20 11:21:25
23.   Bob Timmermann
Give Jonathan Silverman time. He'll have his Oscar.

But where was Robert Wuhl?

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